Stillwaters Environmental Center
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The mission of Stillwaters Environmental Center is to advance scientific research, education, and restoration on Puget Sound lowland streams and estuaries. We focus our education on teaching sustainability principles for everyday life, to all ages and walks of life. We believe strongly in the need for community-building and creation of a sense of place for every person, wherever they live.
Internships for College Environmental students: It is a joy to watch eager and excited students from the U.W. Program of the Environment and the WWU-Huxley College of the Environment working on real, scientific field research here at Stillwaters, as they learn to do work that will eventually be their career and their passion. And because their research projects are selected to fit into our estuary restoration and monitoring program, their work benefits the conservation and education goals of Stillwaters! Education for kids: During the school year, we often have visits from students. Gordon Elementary, Kingston High, Poulsbo Elementary, Olympic College and several Scout troops have come to the Stillwaters campus for in-field nature education. We are also currently planning a new middle school field science camp - "Ecology Explorers" - to take place this August.
As a private, community non-profit, almost all of our operating support (77%) comes from donations from individuals and businesses in our community. We depend on the Great Give donors, and others like them, to make it possible for us to protect what we all love about Kitsap County '" our beautiful natural home. Thanks to the donors of Great Give, we can teach others to protect our waterways, including Puget Sound, so that Kitsap kids will have a place to run in their natural home for decades to come. We are especially proud of our estuary restoration program which not only protects a pristine and critical habitat for salmon and all wildlife, but also teaches interns from WWU and UW valuable field work skills for their future employment in the environmental field.
26059 Barber Cut Off Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346